Apple Care+ for Series 4

sporez

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Dec 28, 2010
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What's everyone's opinions on buying AC+ for the Series 4? I never had it for my Series 0 but looking at the $299 service fee for the Series 4 is making me considering getting AC+ this time around. It would really suck to have to pay almost 3/4 the price of the watch to repair a broken screen or other damage.
 

bruinsrme

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Oct 26, 2008
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I get AC for every device.

I am very careful with my stuff but accidents do happen.
 

cwosigns

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I always get it for my watches, because in the past I have had software update brick my watch. If that happens out of warranty, I want to make sure a repair or replacement is covered.
 

cmaier

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Jul 25, 2007
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I always get it for my watches, because in the past I have had software update brick my watch. If that happens out of warranty, I want to make sure a repair or replacement is covered.
If a software update bricks your device Apple will take care of it, whether or not you have apple care.
 

cwosigns

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If a software update bricks your device Apple will take care of it, whether or not you have apple care.
If it’s out of warranty and they can’t conclusively prove that the bricking of the watch was caused by the software update, I don’t want to take any chances.

It’s not like an iPhone where you can plug it into your Mac and restore it. You’re completely at Apple’s mercy if a software update goes sideways.
 

cmaier

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Jul 25, 2007
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If it’s out of warranty and they can’t conclusively prove that the bricking of the watch was caused by the software update, I don’t want to take any chances.

It’s not like an iPhone where you can plug it into your Mac and restore it. You’re completely at Apple’s mercy if a software update goes sideways.
I suppose. If there is no physical damage to the device I’ve never had them refuse a free “fix.”
 
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roberthodgson

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Jul 18, 2010
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ordered apple care plus for my new AW4LTE I always buy the extended warranty as a just in case and its come in handy in the past
 

Rangers94

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I got it for peace of mind since I got the more expensive SBSS. Not sure if I would’ve got it had I bought the Aluminum.
 

Relentless Power

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If it’s out of warranty and they can’t conclusively prove that the bricking of the watch was caused by the software update, I don’t want to take any chances.

It’s not like an iPhone where you can plug it into your Mac and restore it. You’re completely at Apple’s mercy if a software update goes sideways.
I have _never_ heard a case for Apple would deny the customer to have the Watch restored if a software update goes awry. I cannot imagine a situation where they would not allow the watch to be sent in to be restored and sent back to the customer in the situation, when have so many variables that really can’t be proven what went wrong in the first place.
 
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